The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.